A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Colombard, Muscat and Viognier from Lodi and Monterey, California.
SRP of $12 and available for as low as $8. 20,000 cases produced. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"Bold. Sophisticated. With a hint of gnarly.
Here's to the vines, and to a life lived boldly. These heroic vines produce intense fruit flavors and deeply concentrated wine -- matched only by the passions of the people who drink them.
Gnarly Head Authentic White is a provocative, deeply aromatic blend, delivering fragrant honeysuckle, juicy nectarine, and lush tropical fruits balanced by bright lemon zest and crisp, clean acidity. Chill down and pair with fresh spring rolls, mild curries, or fish tacos.
Just a few weeks ago we reviewed the Gnarly Head Authentic Red and dubbed it "Ready To Party". Today we turn to the Authentic White which we liked even better!
The 2011 Gnarly Head Authentic White begins with a very interesting, complex and enjoyable mix of aromas that includes tropical fruit, flowers, peach and gooseberry. Tasting the wine reveals zesty citrus, tangy tropical fruit, great acidity, a silky smooth mouthfeel and tons of flavor -- this is a really delicious white wine. It ends with good length, lingering tropical fruit and creamy lemon flavors. Unlike many California white wines under $10, this one is bold and full of flavor and I loved it.
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